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The United Nations Office for Human Rights is set to open an investigation into war crimes during the Sri Lankan conflict. The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the inquiry. Why would they reject an outside investigation? Thousands of civilians were killed in the final months of the war. What happened to the "safe zones"? Join us as we discuss why the world media largely ignored this conflict.
According to The New York Times, "With Sri Lanka's military making its deepest push into rebel territory in a decade, Asia's longest-running civil war appears to be edging closer to a military solution — though one that has already extracted a high cost for the divided country's civilians." Are 25 years of war nearing an end? And at what price?
This is the first in a series of SAJA webcasts.
Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Vasuki Nesiah, director of International Affairs and Brown University; Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, SAJA VP and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora. Questions/comments: email@example.com (subject=webcast)
Despite end of civil war Christians still face persecution in Sri Lanka. According to Christian Today, a group of religious liberty organisations is calling upon Sri Lanka to officially recognise the country's evangelical community. Release International UK director Colin King says, "There have been attacks against Christians, but as well as physical violence, there is also legal opposition and restrictions with the authorities refusing to recognise non-traditional churches. We urge Christians worldwide to pray for an end to these practices in Sri Lanka so that there may be true religious liberty for all."
Turkey to purchase a long-range air defense system. According to Turkish newspaper, Today's Zaman, amid growing uncertainties ignited by the unfolding 14-month-old Syrian crisis and escalating tension between Iran and the West, Turkey is preparing to purchase a long-range air defense system worth $4 billion to beef up its defense capabilities in order to avert any threat to its national security. Turkey has sped up the procurement process of the system in recent months and will reach a final decision in an upcoming meeting of the Defense Industry Implementation Committee, which will be led by Prime Minister Erdogan on July 4.
World stocks struggle as European crisis threatens to spread globally. According to the Associated Press, world stocks struggled under concerns that Europe's debt crisis was deepening and threatening to infect the world economy. Investors are nervously awaiting Greek elections on Sunday, when a party that's threatening to renege on the country's bailout terms could come away the big winner. That might force the country out the euro.Attention is also focused on Spain, where borrowing costs rose to euro-era highs, increasing concerns that it could need a bailout.
Discussing the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) Special Report: on A Marred Victory and a Defeat Pregnant With Foreboding... SAJA features a rare interview with a member of University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna), Dr. K. Sritharan. UTHR(J) has just issued a special report focusing on the last two months of the war in Sri Lanka—and in particular, its ramifications for civilians.
South Asian Journalists Association presents the third in a series of webcasts about Sri Lanka. The war in Sri Lanka has drawn to a close in terms of military operations—but serious humanitarian and political questions remain. Will there be a return to armed conflict, or is it really over? How will the issues of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people be addressed? How will the human rights situation be addressed? As the international community and Sri Lankan government officials talk about a political solution, what process is likely to take hold? How far will that solution go? What will be the relationship between rehabilitation, reconstruction, development and the political process? What are the possibilities of a transitional process to provide democratic space? How can demilitarization and democracy move forward in Sri Lanka? What role will the powerful Tamil diaspora play? Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Alan Keenan, senior analyst of the International Crisis Group; Jayampathy Wickramaratne, constitutional lawyer.
Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, former SAJA vice president and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora.
On Jan. 2, the Sri Lankan government said it had captured the rebel Tamil Tigers' capital of Kilinochchi. The news has brought renewed attention to the 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka. What's next? What might a political solution mean in light of recent military developments? How do recent events affect the country and its status within the region, as well as with the U.S.? How can journalists cover this evolving story?
Learn about all this and more with a distinguished panel of scholars, experts and journalists. Please post your questions in the comments section below or e-mail saja[at]columbia.edu (subject=webcast)
An explosion in Iran has left 12 dead and atleast 50 injured and may have "Nuclear Origins" as a massive fire and destruction is taking place. Also Boko Haram has murdered another 300 people in Nigeria near the border of Cameroon and also has abducted another 11 girls along with the 223 girls they already have. Also the United States has joined in the hunt for the abducted girls. Also the USA Embassy says there is intel of a plot that radical Islamic terrorist are going to attack Churches in Ugandan. Also it rained down "Fish" in a village in Sri Lanka. Also Chilie was hit with a 6.1 earthquake along with Papua New Guinea also felt a 6.1 quake. Also Sec. of State John F. Kerry dismissed the value of the bible speaking to Ethiopian Embassy Staff. Also RFID microchip technology is advancing as the "Mark of the Beast" system is getting ever closer. Also Satanists refuse to bow, and want all believers in Oklahoma to sit in the "Lap of Lucifer". These and other issues along with bible prophecy and the powerful Word of God. Your Host Pastor Paul Begley of Indiana.
The Leslie Arnold Show features "AKATHA, the Ancient Science of Sahaji" and interviewing each week the leader of this most ancient teaching of Sahaji (Out-of-body-experience). The Mahaji, the 973rd Living SRAOSHA Master leads AKATHA (ae' kuh tuh) in the most distinctive longest unbroken lineage that goes back to midnight October 22, 3100 BCE. Leslie Arnold (Leslie) allows for Sri Tirkahtif ra-Zah (sobriquet Sri Kahtifji) to elaborate on the basic fundamentals and some deeper esoteric aspects of the science of Sahaji that Soul movement necessary for liberation in the lower worlds. That liberation taught only in AKATHA gives mankind back Its essence as Soul, the Sound and LIght within one, an estatic spiritual experience! The feeling of ecstacy unsurpassed in Soul goes beyond the drug or religious experience proven by the students of this divine science of AKATHA. We recommend a daily contemplation (meditation-like) method that allows one the Sahaji experience. Having this experience one eventually achieves the three goals of AKATHA on the highers planes of existence within one. Come listen to the divine purport of the Living SRAOSHA Master of the time and feel your own essence as Soul in the higher vibrations of the Sound and Light of SRAOSHA or divine spirit. Learn to be wise and follow the path of AKATHA journeying to the higher worlds in Sahaji. No membership fees or donations necessary with materials and seminars also free.
The first ever live call-in show for Speed77 Radio powered by Race Chaser Online will feature live guest Mason Mitchell, coming off of his first-ever ARCA Racing Series win at Chicagoland, as well as Sergio Pena, last week's K&N Pro Series East victor. Co-hosts Tom Baker and Jacob Seelman will have all the latest from the pavement late-model, modified and touring series worlds tonight at 7 PM Eastern
During the month of July, please enjoy these previously recorded shows. We will return live every Tuesday night beginning August 5, 2014. Enjoy the summer!
Managing inter-communal conflict and violence is critical to national and international security in today's world. As societies are becoming more diverse, many more countries are facing ethnic, religious, cultural and social conflicts. The globalization of such conflicts is also increasing. Join me as I speak with Mari Fitzduff, the Program Director of the Coexistence and Conflict program at The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
Professor Mari Fitzduff is a native of Northern Ireland who brings more than 20 years of international experience in conflict resolution policy and practice development to the program. Professor Fitzduff was the first chief executive of the foremost conflict resolution agency in Northern Ireland. More recently, she served as director of UNU/INCORE, a United Nations University Center and one of the world's leading organizations for international research and consultancy work on coexistence and conflict matters around the world. She has served as a consultant and trainer on conflict programs in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Basque country, and the CIS states.
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To break through the barriers and learn how to coexist with someone so different from yourself, we suggest you take this challenge. Sit down with someone you might find difficult to listen to...maybe someone of a different faith or cultural background and engage them in a conversation with the intent of being curious. This is not about a debate.
This week Mark talks to Bernie Gillespie a 3 Principle facilitator based in Dublin. Bernie works in many areas, and helps people from all walks of life using the 3 Principle understanding. Bernie also works alongside Ian Watson within 3p's sharings and trainings.
Mark looks forward to chatting with Bernie and like him, she as also spent time looking into Non Dual teachings, which are very inline with the 3P understanding.
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